The "Beebo Brinker Chronicles ," Ann Bannon And TheEndaUproar
The US Senate passes the federal hate crimes bill, the uproar over Rep. Barney Frank's removal of transgender protections from the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act, why the US Episcopal bishops have pleased neither gays nor conservatives by standing pat on gay issues in their church, General Peter Pace's condemnation of homosexuality and most heterosexuality, and Jenna Bush's efforts at teaching "tolerance" meet resistance in Jamaica.
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In the last 20 minutes of this week's show, we bring you Ann Bannon, author of the best-selling lesbian pulp fiction novels of the 1950s and '60s, together with playwrights Linda Chapman and Kate Moira Ryan who adapted her work into a hilarious and compelling new play called "The Beebo Brinker Chronicles" at the Fourth Street Theatre, 83 E. 4th St., through October 20 (with the potential for an extension and productions across the country). Go to www.beebobrinker.com for more information. Ann Bannon will talk about how she went from a Philadelphia housewife to the voice of a generation of women who loved women. Linda Chapman and Kate Moira Ryan will tell us why and how they brought her novels to the stage for the first time since they were written 50 years ago.
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